Chateau de Pray
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This beautiful castle built on the River Cher was home to five different ladies between 1499-1836; Diane De Poitiers, Catherine de Medici, Louise of Lorraine, Louise Dupin and Marguerite Pelouze. During the First World War, it served as a hospital. Although the crowds were large, we enjoyed seeing this charming and beautifully restored residence. We relished a lovely lunch on site after viewing the ...
... blended with those of Flanders and Italy. In fact, the great Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is buried in the chapel at the palace. King Francois appointed him as "first painter, engineer and king's architect" from 1516 until his death in 1519. The king also gave him the Manoir du Cloux in which to live; we visited that house this ...
Had a lovely lie in followed by croissants with lashings of strawberry jam and several cups of tea. Today we had decided to go for a cycle ride around the area. Set off about 11am having slavered ourselves in sun tan lotion, map in hand (well I thought it was until we got to the gate and I realised it was still in the van!) grabbed another one from the reception with Andy muttering about heads being left etc! And off we went, cycled through ...
... they often showed you how it was made dressed up in the clothes of that time. The little town itself was gorgeous with a castle overviewing it. We had a few things to nibble and walked around for an hour than went back to the camping being quit tired. We had some dinner and looked and wrote some on the internet and ended the evening watching an episode of Gamei of Thrones. 3rd Of course being in Loire area we had to go and visit some castles ! We chose a few on the map we received here ...
... the shock until my weight brought me down to the ground with bruises on my legs and an embarrassed face. I was alright though, it was a bonding experience for Ken and I, and it made the journey more rewarding as we passed by Leonardo da Vinci’s home and biked through hills and flat lands.
Chenonceau was breathtaking. A castle fit for a king but also for a family. The castle is hidden behind a fresh and peaceful forest covered in tall and beautiful green trees that ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility